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Overview of noun reason

The noun reason has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (76) reason, ground

(a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration")

2. (29) reason

(an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon; "the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly")

3. (3) reason, understanding, intellect

(the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil")

4. (1) rationality, reason, reasonableness

(the state of having good sense and sound judgment; "his rationality may have been impaired"; "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions")

5. (1) cause, reason, grounds

(a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice")

6. reason

(a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion; "there is reason to believe he is lying")

Overview of verb reason

The verb reason has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (3) reason, reason out, conclude

(decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house")

2. (2) argue, reason

(present reasons and arguments)

3. (1) reason

(think logically; "The children must learn to reason") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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